Timing for planting Magnolia tree

Hi, I have a spot in my garden where I would like to plant a saucer hybrid magnolia. Is it OK to plant now in the fall, or am I better off waiting until Spring?…

Japanese maple problem

My midtown Toronto mature Japanese maple has shrivelled crisp leaves. All of the leaves! Everything else in my flower garden is fine, so it seems the watering system must be working. I was away for 3 weeks and came home…

The calcium content of different tree types

Hi there! My name is Baran, and I’m doing a project for my grade 12 chemistry class where I design my own lab experiment. I’m currently thinking about measuring the % purity of calcium carbonate in samples of wood ash…

Magnolias — a tree with mysterious fruit

Would love to know what tree/fruit this is that I found in Edward gardens botanical gardens. I will attach a picture of the fruit. It smells absolutely delicious and like a concoction of many other fruits!…

Serviceberry

I have 3 clumps of serviceberries with about 4 mature stems each spaced about 10 feet/3 m apart. They are about 15 feet/5 m high and only have foliage on the top third of the bushes. I would like 10…

Weeping Japanese Maple

My weeping Japanese maple has been thriving at our cottage in Parry Sound for 4 years, transplanted from my Toronto garden. This spring it almost completely died back except for new growth at the bottom. What caused it and what…